Stripe-cheeked greenbul

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Stripe-cheeked greenbul
Stripe-cheeked greenbul, Arizelocichla milanjensis, at Seldomseen, Vumba, Zimbabwe (21970906996).jpg
Nominate subspecies in Zimbabwe
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Pycnonotidae
Genus: Arizelocichla
Species: A. milanjensis
Binomial name
Arizelocichla milanjensis
(Shelley, 1894)
  • Andropadus milanjensis
  • Pycnonotus milanjensis
  • Xenocichla milanjensis

The stripe-cheeked greenbul (Arizelocichla milanjensis) is a species of the bulbul family of passerine birds. It is found in south-eastern Africa. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

Taxonomy and systematics[edit]

The stripe-cheeked greenbul was originally described in the genus Xenocichla (a synonym for Bleda), then classified in Andropadus and, in 2010 re-classified to the new genus Arizelocichla.[2] Alternatively, some authorities classify the stripe-cheeked greenbul in the genus Pycnonotus.[3] Some authorities consider the olive-headed greenbul and stripe-faced greenbul to be subspecies of the stripe-cheeked greenbul.[4][5] Alternate names for the stripe-cheeked greenbul include the Mulanji stripe-cheeked greenbul and stripe-cheeked bulbul.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

The stripe-cheeked greenbul is found in the highlands of south-eastern Malawi (Mount Mulanje), extreme eastern Zimbabwe and west-central Mozambique.[6]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Arizelocichla milanjensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016.3. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 6 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Taxonomy Version 2 « IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2017-04-02.
  3. ^ "Arizelocichla milanjensis - Avibase". Retrieved 2017-04-06.
  4. ^ "Arizelocichla olivaceiceps - Avibase". Retrieved 2017-04-06.
  5. ^ "Arizelocichla striifacies - Avibase". Retrieved 2017-04-06.
  6. ^ "Bulbuls « IOC World Bird List". Retrieved 2017-04-06.

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